Recipe Budino Al Cioccolato


  • 8 3/4 oz. slices of Panettone
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup bitter cocoa
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur


Cut the Panettone in small cubes.

Put the butter in a small pan and melt it over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, cocoa, and flour. Blend in 2 tbsp. cold milk, constantly beating to obtain a smooth cream without lumps. Mix in the remaining milk, place the pan over low heat, and add salt. Stir frequently as the cream thickens. Let the mixture boil a minute or two, then remove it from the heat.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl, mix in the Panettone cubes and sprinkle with the orange liqueur. Put the bowl in a larger container filled with ice cubes. As the pudding cools, stir occasionally. Divide the pudding among six dessert cups and refrigerate them for at least one hour before serving.

Serves 6

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

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